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Manuscrit d'un voyage de France a Saint Domingue , à la Havanne et aux Unis États d'Amérique [sic], [manuscript] : contenant le sejour de la personne qui écrit, avec une description générale de toutes les cultures de St. Domingue, un rapport des événemens de la révolution de ce pays-la, qui ont en lieu depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1804, diverses observations politiques, & autres détails, diviséa en deux parties

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Manuscrit d'un voyage de France a Saint Domingue , à la Havanne et aux Unis États d'Amérique [sic], [manuscript] : contenant le sejour de la personne qui écrit, avec une description générale de toutes les cultures de St. Domingue, un rapport des événemens de la révolution de ce pays-la, qui ont en lieu depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1804, diverses observations politiques, & autres détails, diviséa en deux parties


Published 1816
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2 parts (193, [3], 76 p.) ;|c23 cm. (4to)
Date of imprint from title page of part 2

Anonymous manuscript which contains a personal narrative of a former French soldier; includes an eye witness account of the colony of Saint-Domingue, its society and main agricultural products up until the very end of French rule. The matter of the revolution (1791-1804) is described only as far as 1797 and the deportation of Sonthonax, although the writer does include an appreciation of Toussaint Louverture. Part 1 (p. [1]-193) covers the author's early life in Paris when he enlists in the regiment for Cap-Français in 1785, gives a narration of his family in Paris, and notes that he deserted from the regiment in the Summer of 1786. The author also notes that he spent twelve years as a coffee planter and he writes a great deal about sugar, coffee, cotton, cocao, and indigo manufactures. Part 2 (p. [2-3], [1]-76, 2nd and 3rd counts) covers the revolution in Saint-Domingue up until 1797

Manuscript is written on quarto stock and is separated into two parts, each part having a separate written title page. Faint traces of rules are visible on the paper

Gatherings are sewn on canvas tabs; wanting covers though some evidence of brown paper wrappers is still visible

John Carter Brown Library copy housed in a modern slipcase which is half calf with pale green paper covered boards


Publisher [France? : s.n.]
Year 1816
Pages 282
Language French
Call number b5382284
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbhaiti; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes Original Manuscript. Contained some tight margins.

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Reviewer: xephyr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2010
Subject: Beautiful handwritten manuscript
Simply marvelous handwriting from 1816. Entirely handwritten with some small illustrations. Excellent 'font' in the making.
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